City Art Presents Adam Gianelli and Kase Johnstun

Sep 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

City Art presents poet Adam Gianelli and essayist and travel writer Kase Johnstun on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 PM.

Rain intermits, bus windows steam up, loved ones suffer from dementia—in the constantly shifting, metaphoric world of Tremulous Hinge, figures struggle to remain standing and speaking against forces of gravity, time, and language. In these visually porous poems, boundaries waver and reconfigure along the rumbling shoreline of Rockaway or during the intermediary hours that an insomniac undergoes between darkness and dawn. Through a series of self-portraits, elegies, and Eros-tinged meditations, this hovering never subsides but offers, among the fragments, momentary constellations: “moths all swarming the / same light bulb.”

Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Yale Review, FIELD, and elsewhere. He is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah.

Kase Johnstun lives and writes in Ogden, Utah. He is the author of recently released "Beyond the Grip Craniosynostosis", which has been featured in Pennsylvania Parenting Magazine, Portland Family Magazine, The Ogden Standard Examiner, and many other places, as well as having mentions in the Chicago Tribune and the Seattle Times. It was recently awarded the Gold Quill (First Place) in Creative Nonfiction by the League of Utah Writers for 2015. His work has been published widely by literary journals and trade magazines, including, but not limited to, Yahoo Parenting, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Coldnoon: Travel Writing and Traveling Poetics, Like The Wind, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His forthcoming article about family will appear in Southwest, the magazine. He is the co-editor/author of "Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front” (The History Press), which was name the Salt Lake Tribune’s book of the month for August 2014. He is the literary chair for the Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee, he was named to Ogden’s 40 under 40 three weeks before he turned 40 in 2015 and hosts a literary podcast called LITerally where he interviews authors about all things publishing and writing. In January 2016, he was the artist in residence at JIWAR International Artist Residency in Barcelona, Spain.

This event is made possible with support from City Art, The Salt Lake City Public Library, and Utah Humanities.

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Event Contact:

Joel Long